Günther Förg (German)
Born 1952, in Füssen, Germany – Died 2013
Lived and worked in Munich, Germany and Areuse, Switzerland
Günther Förg is a renowned painter, sculptor, and photographer. whose artistic oeuvre encompasses paintings, graphic and sculptural works as well as a great body of architectural photographs. His geometric, abstract, and heavily-dyed pictures have a strong decorative character. Förg combined materials and media in painting, sculpture and photography. The themes of his large-scale architectural photographs are Bauhaus and fascist aesthetics, while his monochrome wall paintings and lead paintings are reflections on art.
Förg's works have been widely exhibited internationally. In 1992, he was represented at the Documenta art fair, and in 1996, he won the Wolfgang Hahn Prize. His work can be seen in museum art collections internationally.